NewsDeeply: Berkeley Experts to Watch
Water Deeply, a news source designed to help people understand the complex web of environmental, social and economic issues contributing to the drought crisis in California, has compiled a list of water experts to watch and Berkeley Water Center experts, affiliates and alumni are in demand.
World Toilet Day is Nov. 19
World Toilet Day is about the 2.4 billion people who lack access to improved sanitation.It is about the nearly 1 billion people who have to defecate in the open. It is about the millions of children whose futures are compromised by poor sanitation and related nutrition problems. And it is about you, who can’t wait to change this situation. See BWC's sanitation research!
Gadgil Lab wins R&D100 Award
The Gadgil Lab for Energy and Water Research won an R&D100 Award for 2016 for its project: Another Side to Fluoride: Tackling Toxicity with Simplicity. The R&D100 is a prestigious international competition that recognizes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year.
Spotlights
Thompson, Boisramé
Thompson, Boisramé and Fire Management

PhD student Gabrielle Boisramé and Professor Sally Thompson have co-authored a study that shows that managing fire, rather than suppressing it, makes wilderness areas more resilient to fire—with the added benefit of increased water availability and resistance to drought.

Hermanowicz, Sedlak
Keynote lectures at ICSI in Shenzhen, China

CEE Professor Slav Hermanowicz and BWC Co-Director David Sedlak gave keynote lectures at the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI 2016) was held in Shenzhen from October 17-19, under the theme of “a sustainable future for China, the Asian region and the world.”

Kara Nelson
NSF Awards $3M to Dev. Engineering

The NSF has awarded $3 million to Berkeley’s Development Engineering program to create new models for training graduate students to find innovative solutions to food, energy and water challenges in developing countries. Professor Kara Nelson is a co-leader of the program.